I just love magnet boards and think that the bigger the better. I made a personalized magnet board last year and gave it away as a Christmas present. But I had yet to make one for my own home. So I thought It was about time I made my own. However, it had to be huge, colorful and full of personality if it was going to be included in my new office space. So here is a different take on making a magnet board.
So I took my time picking out just the right color and found a large enough wooden frame at a yard sale for just $10. Next I wanted my magnets to reflect my style and personality so I designed some fun images I could use to make glass magnets. Lucky for you guys I made a free printable for some fun girly images that you can just print out and easily add to your magnets without all the hassle of designing anything.
-large wooden frame
-sheet metal cut to size
(Can be found at Home depot, and have them cut it to size for you)
-a bag of clear accent gems (found at most dollar or craft stores)
Printed EMI printable of magnet images
Spray paint (color of choice)
paper glue stick
hot glue/hot glue gun
Click here for the step by step tutorial on how to make the boards and magnets.
The thicker the sheet metal, the sturdier
Wait at least an hour or more after spray painting to add the sheet metal to frame so that your paint job wont get messed up.
Use clear glue with the magnets
Here are what the magnets should come out like. Don't worry about getting to precises on cutting them out, the clear gems act as magnifiers so the edges aren't as noticeable.
Also remember all EMI designs and images are for personal use. The magnet images printable is not to be used for logo's or re distributed without my express permission. Please contact me at everydaymomideas at hotamail dot com if you have any questions.
I hope you have a lot of fun with this project and found this post to be helpful and fun.